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The 50:50, A Martini Riff

Rum Martini

An equal-parts Martini riff made for drinkers looking for more funky flavor.

Clairin, an up-and-coming cane spirit, steps into the place of gin or vodka in this equal-parts Martini riff from Chicago bartender Kevin Beary. Beary uses a Haitian clairin, but if you can’t find that, a rhum agricole, cachaça, or Mexican spirit like charanda would work well.


  • 1 oz. clairin (Beary uses Clairin Casamir)
  • 1 oz. blanc vermouth
  • 1 dash saline solution
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:mini coupe


Stir all of the ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into a chilled glass.

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